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Xavier Lee Tyson - 9/27/2014

Xavier Lee Tyson

Xavier Lee Tyson, stillborn son of Hosea and Michelle Tyson, of Centralia, passed away at 1:14 pm on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital in Clayton, Missouri.   

Memorial service for Xavier Lee Tyson will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at Irvin Funeral Home in Centralia with Rev. Ronald Johnson officiating.  Friends may call on Saturday at time of service at the funeral home. Irvin Funeral Home in Centralia, who is in charge of arrangements. Please visit irvinfuneralhome.com to leave an online condolence for the family.

Xavier is survived by his Parents; Grandma-Paulette Crump if Centralia, IL; also a host of aunts, uncles, cousins.

He was preceded in death by his Grandparents- James and Darlene Scott; Grandpa- Hosie Tyson.

Frank Forst - 9/25/2014

Frank Forst, age 103, of Salem, died Sunday, September 21st, at Doctor's Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Funeral arrangements for Frank Forst are pending at the Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home in Salem.

Michael Eugene Davis - 9/24/2014

Michael Eugene Davis

Michael Eugene Davis - a husband, a father, a grandfather, a brother, a pastor, a friend, a mentor, a counselor, a teacher, a veteran, a community college professor, and, first and foremost, a follower of Jesus Christ - passed away from this life to the next on Sept. 21 at the age of 64 in Mount Vernon, Ill.  He joined the army and served as a military policeman at Fort Campbell, Ky.   Upon completing his military service he completed a BA in History from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn. and a Master of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo.  He was ordained as a minister of the gospel in 1973 and served churches in Clarksville, Tenn., Charlotte, Tenn., Smithville, Mo., Flat Rock, Ill., Albion, Ill., Harrisburg, Ill., and Mount Vernon, Ill.  Throughout 40 years of ministry, he committed his life to loving God and loving people.  His sense of humor, kind demeanor, and gentle leadership were prized by those who knew him well.

His body will be donated to medical research.  As per his wishes, no memorial or funeral service will be held.  At his request, in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Connexion Property Fund and sent to Lisa Lipps, the church treasurer, at 15768 N. IL Hwy 37, Mount Vernon, IL, 62864; or gifts may be sent to his wife to help with expenses at this time. Memorials will also be will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.

Michael Eugene Davis is survived by his wife, Laura, and his children and grandchildren, in all of whom he found great worth: Misty Lucas and her husband Jack and children Jase, Brooks, and Austyn Kate of Mount Vernon, Ill.; Jon Davis and his wife Kim and children Andi and Dre of Alton, Ill.; Rachel Ziegler and her husband Brad and children Max and Addison of Paducah, Ky.; and Daniel Davis of Saint Louis, Mo.  He was the youngest of 14 children and is survived by 9 siblings: Beverly Bradley of Decatur, Ill., Aletha Bodine and her husband Dick of Decatur, Ill., Delmar Davis of Decatur, Ill., Carol Walters and her husband David of Decatur, Ill., Donna Parks of Decatur, Ill., Janice Thomas and her husband Mike of Decatur, Ill., Larry Davis and his wife Lana of Mount Zion, Ill., Lindy Davis and his wife Janice of Plummerville, Ark., and Karen Henry and her friend Jerry Hendricks of Decatur, Ill.; five sisters-in-law: Beverly Davis of Alton, Ill., Margie Davis of Mount Zion, Ill., Julie White and her husband Robert of Savage, Minn., Paula Cusack and her husband Larry of Westminster, Col., and Carol Cramer and her husband Steve of Dahinda, Ill.; his father-in-law: James Meyer of Galesburg, Ill.; and many nieces, nephews, friends and family too numerous to list but highly valued.

Michael Eugene Davis was born to the late Paul H. and Hester Alma (Nichols) Davis, Nov. 24, 1949, in Decatur, Ill. He graduated from Decatur's Eisenhower High School in 1967.  He went on to attend Millikin University and there he met Laura Meyer in 1969.  They were married 15 weeks after their first date and remained love birds for over 45 years.  He was preceded in death by his parents; four siblings: Ellen, Bobby, Paul, and Robert; three brothers-in-law: Charles Bradley, Dick Parks, and John Henry; and his mother-in-law: Betty Meyer.

Jason R. Clark - 9/24/2014

Jason R. Clark, age 28 of Centralia, passed away Friday, September 19, 2014.

Funeral arrangements for Jason Clark are pending at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia, where friends may inquire for further information.

Robert Glen Scoles - 9/24/2014

Robert Glen Scoles, age 90, of Salem, died Friday, September 19th, 2014, at Centralia Manor.  He was District Manager for the Cadillac Division of General Motors.  He was a member of the Salem Country Club.

There will not be any pubic services for Mr. Scoles.  The Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home in Salem is assisting the family.  

Survivors include his wife:  Charlotte (Jett) Scoles of Salem; three sons:  Steve Robert Scoles of Salem; Martin Hill Scoles of Houston, Texas; Michael Alan Scoles and wife Jenny of Morrisville, North Carolina and grandchild:  Julia and Cooper.

Robert Glen Scoles was born on August 9th, 1924 in Salem to Elmer Scoles and Ella Scoles.  He married Charlotte (Jett) Scoles on May 31st, 1947 in Salem.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  

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